Category: astronomy

On Manatees and Lovely People

I’ve been hesitant to write about this, since it was a rather private affair, but astronomy lost a shining star recently when my friend Heidi lost her battle with cancer. She was Assistant to the Director at the National Radio…

SoCal in January at #AAS221

Note: when typing about the American Astronomical Society meeting, be careful that AAS does not autocorrect to ASS. Hilarity may ensue. That said… it’s time to get back on a plane and head to Long Beach for the annual big…

I write stuff…

With the hiatus from travel, I’m actually getting some things done around here, including blogging! I wrote a piece for Discovery Space News on hidden black holes and shared my experience as a skeptic on a ghost hunt over on…

Astronomy Grab Bag

Quick updates! The crowd-funding project for space science, Uwingu, got an extension to their Indiegogo campaign, and they are almost to their goal with just 6 days left! Can you help with a donation? A share? A tweet? I wrote…

We’re going to Mars, baby

Because we live in “the future” and it is pretty cool, I’m blogging from a plane at 32,000 feet on my way to Tucson, Arizona, for the meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. I’m looking forward to seeing…